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 2022-08-11 20:23 

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Ukraine resumes Russian oil flows to Hungary, Slovakia as bills settle...

(Reuters) Oil flows have resumed from Russia to Hungary and Slovakia via the Ukrainian section of the Druzhba oil pipeline, Ukraine's Naftogaz said on Thursday, days after being suspended over payment issues....

 2022-08-11 20:08 

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UK leadership candidate Sunak says scrapping BoE independence would be a massive mistake...

LONDON (Reuters) Rishi Sunak, the underdog in the race to become Britain's next prime minister, said scrapping the Bank of England's independence would be a mistake that would scare off international investors....

 2022-08-11 20:00 

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Latvia, Estonia withdraw from China cooperation group...

By Augustas Stankevicius VILNIUS (Reuters) Latvia and Estonia have withdrawn from a cooperation framework between China and over a dozen Central and Eastern European countries on Thursday, following in the footsteps of Lithuania which withdrew last May....

 2022-08-11 19:53 

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Britain's dry summer set to trigger drought declarations...

LONDON (Reuters) Parts of England are likely to declare a drought on Friday, local media reported ahead of a meeting between the government, its environment agency and water companies to discuss a long period of dry weather....

 2022-08-11 19:53 

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Cuban oil fire all but out, blackouts and gas lines lengthen...

By Marc Frank HAVANA (Reuters) Cubans have been left to endure six- to 18-hour blackouts, and search for ever-scarcer gasoline in the wake of a spectacular blaze that destroyed 40% of Cuba's main fuel depot and shuttered its only supertanker port....

 2022-08-11 19:38 

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UK's Liz Truss: energy giants should be held to account but profit is not evil...

LONDON (Reuters) British leadership candidate Liz Truss, the front-runner to become prime minister next month, said energy giants should be held to account, but that profits should not be seen as either dirty or evil....

 2022-08-11 19:38 

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Freeport LNG plant still pulling in natgas to produce power for Texas...

(Reuters) U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) company Freeport LNG said on Thursday it was still pulling in small amounts of pipeline natural gas at its shuttered liquefied natural gas (LNG) export plant in Texas to fuel a power plant....

 2022-08-11 19:27 

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U.S. confirms search of Trump's home, asks court to unseal warrant...

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland confirmed on Thursday that federal agents had searched former President Donald Trump's Florida estate to probe whether he illegally removed records from the White House as h...

 2022-08-11 19:22 

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Owners of Madrid gas grid aim to launch sale in September sources...

By Isla Binnie and Andres Gonzalez LONDON (Reuters) The owners of a major Spanish natural gas network are preparing to launch a sale process in September with a targeted valuation of up to 2 billion euros ($2.1 billion), seeking a buyer who will advance i...

 2022-08-11 19:08 

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California high-speed rail wins $25 million U.S. grant, seeks $1.3 billion more...

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) California's High-Speed Rail Authority said Thursday it won $25 million in new federal grant funding to advance its project beyond 119 miles under construction, while pursuing an additional $1.3 billion award....

 2022-08-11 19:00 

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Oil output halted at three Gulf of Mexico platforms on pipeline outage, Shell says...

By Arathy Somasekhar HOUSTON (Reuters) -Oil major Shell said it had halted production at three of its U.S. Gulf of Mexico deep-water platforms after pipelines connecting the three were shut....

 2022-08-11 18:53 

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Nine companies to get oil from U.S. strategic reserve in latest sale...

(Reuters) The United States on Thursday said nine companies will buy 20 million barrels of oil in the latest sale from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve as part of the Biden administration's efforts to ease petroleum prices elevated by Russia's inva...

 2022-08-11 18:52 

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Russian officials trained in Iran as part of drone deal, says U.S. State Dept...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) Russian officials conducted training in Iran during the last several weeks as part of an agreement on the transfer of drones between the two countries, U.S. State Department deputy spokesperson Vedant Patel said on Thursday....

 2022-08-11 18:38 

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Israeli families of 1972 Munich Olympics victims to boycott ceremony-Bild...

BERLIN (Reuters) The families of Israeli athletes murdered at the 1972 Munich Olympics plan to boycott a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the attack in a row with German authorities over compensation, Bild newspaper reported on Thursday....

 2022-08-11 18:38 

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A year after Biden's Afghanistan exit, accountability in short supply...

(Makes clear in para 17 Austin chose to impose no accountability)...

 2022-08-11 18:38 

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Mexico's TV Azteca to appeal second ruling on tax dispute bill...

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) Mexico's TV Azteca plans to appeal a court ruling ordering it to pay a further 2.62 billion Mexican pesos ($131 million) to the country's tax office after a dispute linked to omitted payments in 2013....

 2022-08-11 18:38 

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Brazil's Lula to continue tax reform but replace income tax bill if elected, says aide...

BRASILIA (Reuters) Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, if elected in October, will back a tax reform bill currently in the Senate that would unify federal taxes on consumption into one valued-added tax, a close aide told Reuters on Th...

 2022-08-11 18:23 

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Estonia to stop Russians from entering with Estonian-issued visas...

OSLO (Reuters) Estonia said on Thursday it will from next week prevent most Russians from entering the country with visas issued by Estonian authorities, cutting off a popular route into Europe's passport-free Schengen zone....

 2022-08-11 18:23 

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Bank of Mexico hikes rate to record high 8.5% as inflation bites...

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) -The Bank of Mexico hiked its benchmark interest rate by three-quarters of a percentage point to a record rate of 8.5% on Thursday, mirroring the U.S. Federal Reserve's most recent policy decision as inflation surged to an over t...

 2022-08-11 18:23 

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Colombia peace commissioner in Cuba to meet ELN rebels...

By Luis Jaime Acosta BOGOTA (Reuters) Colombia's new high peace commissioner has traveled to Cuba to meet representatives of the National Liberation Army (ELN) rebels and examine a possible restart to peace talks, President Gustavo Petro said on Thurs...

 2022-08-11 18:23 

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Brazil's BRF shares tumble after weak quarter...

By Ana Mano SAO PAULO (Reuters) Investors dumped shares in Brazilian food processor BRF SA on Thursday after a wider-than-expected quarterly loss partly attributed by management to nonrecurring events....

 2022-08-11 18:01 

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U.S. startup valuations contract as early-stage investors turn cautious...

By Niket Nishant and Mehnaz Yasmin (Reuters) U.S. startups seeking early-stage funding saw a decline in their valuations in the second quarter, as jittery venture capital investors urge founders to make more concessions....

 2022-08-11 17:38 

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Exclusive Uniper could swap Australian LNG for Atlantic gas to supply Europe quicker...

By Vera Eckert and Marwa Rashad FRANKFURT/LONDON (Reuters) Germany's Uniper is prepared to swap liquefied natural gas (LNG) it gets from Australia's Woodside for U.S. gas, so it can boost supplies in Europe more quickly during the coming winter, i...

 2022-08-11 17:38 

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Robinhood must face U.S. market manipulation claims over 'meme stock' rally, judge rules...

(Reuters) Stock trading platform Robinhood Markets Inc must face market manipulation claims over restrictions it placed on trading during last year's "meme stock" rally, a U.S. judge has ruled....

 2022-08-11 17:23 

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Bank of Canada's 'soft landing' scenario hits the rocks in bond market...

By Fergal Smith TORONTO (Reuters) Canada's inverted yield curve is signaling the Bank of Canada may raise interest rates to a level that triggers a recession, placing the central bank in a tough spot as it aims to tame high inflation and engineer a &#...

 2022-08-11 17:23 

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ValueAct Capital reports 6.7% stake in New York Times...

(Reuters) Activist investor ValueAct Capital Management on Thursday reported a stake of 6.7% in the New York Times Co, saying that the company's shares are undervalued....

 2022-08-11 17:22 

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Heavy-duty truck group drops lawsuit against California air regulators...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) A group representing heavy-duty truck and engine companies withdrew a lawsuit it filed against the California Air Resources Board (CARB), court records show....

 2022-08-11 17:08 

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Ukraine seeks to evacuate eastern region of Donetsk before winter bites...

KYIV (Reuters) Ukraine aims to evacuate two thirds of residents from areas it controls in the eastern battleground region of Donetsk before winter, partly out of concern people won't be able to stay warm amid war-damaged infrastructure, the deputy pri...

 2022-08-11 17:07 

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Russia to ban some imports of seeds from Europe and Canada...

MOSCOW (Reuters) Russia will ban imports of some seeds from several locations in Europe and Canada from Aug. 15, its agriculture safety watchdog said on Thursday, citing non-compliance by suppliers with phytosanitary requirements as the reason....

 2022-08-11 16:53 

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Darkness and debris impede rescue effort at flooded Mexico mine...

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) Mexican army divers were blocked by debris in their first attempt to descend deep into a flooded coal mine in northern Mexico where 10 miners have been trapped for a week, the country's defense minister said on Thursday....

 2022-08-11 16:53 

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Twitter reintroduces election misinformation rules ahead of U.S. midterms...

By Sheila Dang (Reuters) Twitter Inc will revive features on the social media site to promote accurate information about the November U.S. midterm election and clamp down on false and misleading posts, the company said in a blog post on Thursday....

 2022-08-11 16:38 

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Two key lawmakers want briefing on U.S. safety probes into Tesla...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) Two key lawmakers asked the U.S. auto safety regulator for a briefing on the agency's ongoing Tesla Inc investigations into safety concerns involving Autopilot and other advanced driver assistance systems, according to a letter se...

 2022-08-11 16:38 

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Brazil pro-democracy manifestos aim to curb Bolsonaro's election threats...

By Lisandra Paraguassu and Maria Carolina Marcello...

 2022-08-11 16:38 

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Colombia to 'radically diversify' exports, says new finance minister...

By Nelson Bocanegra CARTAGENA (Reuters) Colombia will prioritize the diversification of its exports to reduce its dependence on oil, gas and mining and combat its high trade deficit, its new Finance Minister Jose Antonio Ocampo said on Thursday....

 2022-08-11 16:38 

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U.S. backs calls for a demilitarized zone around Ukraine nuclear power plant -State Dept...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) The United States supports calls for a demilitarized zone around Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant after fighting involving Russian and Ukrainian forces in the vicinity of the plant, a State Department spokesperson said o...

 2022-08-11 16:23 

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Ukraine preparing for 'tragedy' at Russian-held nuclear plant minister...

SUMY REGION, Ukraine (Reuters) Ukraine's interior minister said on Thursday that Ukraine had to be ready for any scenario at the Russian-controlled Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant that has been hit shelling, including evacuating people from the area....

 2022-08-11 16:23 

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Crypto derivatives volumes surge to $3.12 trillion in July CryptoCompare...

By Elizabeth Howcroft LONDON (Reuters) Cryptocurrency derivatives trading on centralised exchanges rose to $3.12 trillion in July, a 13% monthly increase, researcher CryptoCompare said on Thursday, as crypto prices show signs of recovery from the recent m...

 2022-08-11 16:23 

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JP Morgan's global head of credit markets to depart bank...

LONDON (Reuters) JP Morgan's global head of credit markets and public finance Guy America will depart the bank, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters on Thursday....

 2022-08-11 16:23 

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Miners face supply chain overhaul to meet U.S. EV credit deadline...

By Clara Denina (Reuters) Miners will struggle to expand operations in the United States in record time to meet a deadline for sourcing key minerals domestically or from select countries as set out by a bill likely to be passed on Friday, companies and in...

 2022-08-11 16:22 

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Belarus says 'technical incident' behind blasts at military base...

(Reuters) Belarus said on Thursday that blasts heard overnight at one of its military bases 30 km (19 miles) from Ukraine were caused by a "technical incident."...

 2022-08-11 16:16 

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U.S. SEC investigating hedge fund Melvin Capital Management WSJ...

(Reuters) The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is looking into hedge fund Melvin Capital Management's risk controls and investor disclosures, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter....

 2022-08-11 16:15 

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FBI says armed person tried to breach its Cincinnati building...

(Reuters) An armed individual attempted to breach the Federal Bureau of Investigation's building in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Thursday morning before fleeing the scene, the FBI said....

 2022-08-11 15:52 

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Islamic state claims responsibility for attack on school in Kabul...

CAIRO (Reuters) The Islamic State claimed on Thursday responsibility for an attack on a seminary in Kabul that killed a prominent Taliban cleric, according to the group's channel on telegram....

 2022-08-11 15:43 

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In Gaza, denial and doubt over misfiring rocket claims...

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) As the cleanup in Gaza continues from last weekend's brief conflict with Israel, another battle has continued over which side caused the casualties, after Israel said misfiring rockets from the Palestinian side kill...

 2022-08-11 15:38 

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Gunman exits Lebanon bank, ending hostage situation...

BEIRUT (Reuters) A Lebanese man who had held six people hostage at gunpoint inside a commercial bank in Beirut for around six hours exited the bank on Thursday evening, a Reuters journalist said....

 2022-08-11 15:23 

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Canada seeks to boost foreign aid for food security minister...

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) An international food crisis exacerbated by the Ukraine war has spurred Canada to boost an over $6 billion annual foreign aid budget to help the most hard-hit countries in Africa and the Middle East, Canada's aid...

 2022-08-11 15:22 

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Ukraine expects to load grain shipment to Ethiopia -minister...

KYIV (Reuters) Ukraine expects a ship to arrive on Friday to load grain for delivery to Ethiopia under a deal brokered by the United Nations and Turkey, the country's infrastructure minister said on Thursday....

 2022-08-11 15:08 

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Russian state TV protester gets two months' house arrest...

LONDON (Reuters) Former Russian TV journalist Marina Ovsyannikova was placed under house arrest for two months on Thursday in a criminal case where she is charged with spreading fake news about Russia's armed forces, Interfax news agency quoted a Mosc...

 2022-08-11 15:08 

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Russian gas crisis raises credit pressure on European governments...

By Juliette Portala (Reuters) A squeeze in Russian gas supplies would threaten the credit ratings of Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Italy, Moody's said in a report on Thursday, while most of Europe would feel the economic effects of a likely spike i...

 2022-08-11 14:59 

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Ukraine, Russia blame each other for shelling of nuclear plant...

(Reuters) Ukraine state energy company Energoatom said the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power complex was shelled on Thursday, putting the blame on Russian forces that seized the area in March....

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